Ukraine reports 1 WIA amid 15 enemy attacks in last day

09:42, 30 October 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 15 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

Photo from the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

In the Donetsk sector, the Ukrainian fortified positions near the Avdiyivka industrial zone were attacked with an automatic grenade launcher and small arms. One Ukrainian fighter was wounded as a result of the shelling. Now he is in a military hospital, his state of health is satisfactory.

The militants also used anti-tank grenade launchers and machine guns against the Ukrainian positions near the village of Luhanske and the town of Svitlodarsk, as well as infantry fighting vehicles near the village of Zaitseve.

Read alsoUkraine reports escalation in Donetsk sector, one soldier killed, two wounded on Oct 28In the Mariupol sector, the Ukrainian positions near the town of Maryinka had been attacking from an anti-tank grenade launcher and small arms for more than an hour.

"In general, the Russian occupation forces violated the ceasefire 15 times in the last day. The ATO forces fired back 10 times, thus suppressing enemy activity. One Ukrainian soldier was wounded in hostilities," the ATO HQ said.

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